Regional Conditions for Cooke City Area

as of 5:00 am
Oct 212″ | 10-27 W
Oct 17 8″ | 15-20 N
Oct 1 2″ | 5-15 SE
10,000′     01/25 at 01:00
18.2℉
W - 3mph
Gusts 9mph
9100′   01/25 at 2:00
25℉
Depth
Bottom Line: As winds increase today into tonight, the avalanche danger will increase in wind loaded areas. Watch for recent wind loading and examine how the new snow is bonding to the surface it fell on. If you observe cracking, collapsing, recent avalanches, or propagation in your stability test, look for lower angle terrain.
Primary Problem: Wind-Drifted Snow

Past 5 Days

Mon Apr 29

None
Thu May 2

None
Thu Sep 26

None
Mon Oct 21

None
Tue Oct 22

None

Avalanche Activity- Cooke City Area

Photos- Cooke City Area

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  • Snowmobilers around Cooke City observed numerous natural and human triggered avalanches in the days following a significant storm system. 24" of new snow fell over two days with strong wind from the west. With the existence of persistent weak layers, new snow, and wind we expect to see continued avalanche activity. Photo: Joe Sledneck

  • We hiked in to put up the Flanders weather station on 9/25 and found a spotty distribution of 4-6" of snow above 8,000'. Photo: GNFAC

  • Last weekend (9/23) there was about 14 inches of snow at 9,000'. Sun and warm temperatures created wet snow avalanches on slopes that face the sun. These small slides can be hazardous if they push you into the wrong terrain. Photo: Z. Drobnik

  • Last weekend (9/23) there was about 14 inches of snow at 9,000'. Sun and warm temperatures created wet snow avalanches on slopes that face the sun. These small slides can be hazardous if they push you into the wrong terrain. Photo: Z. Drobnik

  • Last weekend (9/23) there was about 14 inches of snow at 9,000'. Sun and warm temperatures created wet snow avalanches on slopes that face the sun. These small slides can be hazardous if they push you into the wrong terrain. Photo: Z. Drobnik

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Weather Forecast Cooke City Area

Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNE Cooke City MT

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Scattered snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 26. Southwest wind around 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Scattered
    Snow Showers

    Low: 26 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow likely, mainly after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 26 by noon, then falling to around 21 during the remainder of the day. West wind 14 to 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    then Snow
    Likely

    High: 26 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 23 by 1am. West southwest wind 10 to 14 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 20 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow likely, mainly after 11am.  Cloudy, with a high near 31. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

    Snow Likely

    High: 31 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow.  Low around 19. West southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

    Snow

    Low: 19 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    High: 28 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to near 17 by 10pm, then rising to around 22 during the remainder of the night. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 17 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Snow likely, mainly after 11am.  Cloudy, with a high near 27. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely

    High: 27 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Snow likely, mainly before 11pm.  Cloudy, with a low around 17. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 17 °F

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